Glenn Hammond Curtiss


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Noun1.Glenn Hammond Curtiss - United States industrialist and aviation pioneer (1878-1930)Glenn Hammond Curtiss - United States industrialist and aviation pioneer (1878-1930)
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Wearing a leather cap, a well-manicured mustache and a steely gaze, Glenn Hammond Curtiss stares out of a timeworn, black-and-white postcard-like photo.
Depending on the source, Curtiss was either "the first American after the Wright brothers to build and fly an airplane," (2) or the man whom history should rightfully credit with "the first public flight in the United States." (3) According to Seth Shulman, author of Unlocking the Sky: Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the Race to Invent the Airplane, Curtiss can also be credited with "the first commercially sold airplane, the remarkable first flight from one American city to another, the issuance of the first U.S.
(3.) Seth Shulman, Unlocking the Sky: Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the Race to Invent the Airplane (New York: HarperCollins, 2002).